Folk Harbour Festival Day 2

Some of this year’s performers are, Amelia Curran, Cassie and Maggie, Dar Williams, David Francey, David Myles, Heather Rankin, Jeff Davis, Lennie Gallant, Rosie and the Riveters, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar, and Suzie Vinnick.

Get your toes tappin’, grab your camera and get ready for four days of folk music fun for the whole family!

Some of the best artists representing traditional and contemporary folk music, from both near and far, will grace stages throughout picturesque Lunenburg. Between salty breezes and sweet harmonies, you will quickly discover why we’re Nova Scotia’s longest running folk music festival.

Lunenburg Doc Fest

Lunenburg Doc Fest is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing documentary films that entertain, educate, inspire and enrich the lives of Lunenburg citizens and visitors.

The full program and diverse lineup of challenging and relevant documentaries will be announced over the coming months.

Gordon Lightfoot

For a one-time, intimate evening that is sure to go down in history, two of Canada’s most important stars collide – one an architectural gem of Nova Scotia’s South Shore and the other a decades-celebrated singer songwriter. On the 24th of August, the turn-of-the-century Lunenburg Opera House in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, welcomes national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot to its stage.

Beloved by music fans around the world, Gordon Lightfoot holds international recognition and cover versions of his songs have been recorded by artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand and Johnny Cash. In 1971 he earned his first Top Ten hit when If You Could Read My Mind became an international sensation and in 1974, his single Sundown went to number one on the American charts, followed two years later by The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – it reached number two on the U.S. Billboard charts. In 2004, he released his 20th album: Harmony.

Gordon Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004 he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2012 into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He continues to perform extensively throughout the United States and Canada and the Lunenburg Opera House is thrilled to be hosting this special night.

Lennie Gallant

The Lunenburg Opera House is thrilled to announce an evening with singer songwriter, Lennie Gallant.

A native of the Acadian village of Rustico, PEI, Gallant has recorded eleven albums that have won him a host of awards and nominations from the Junos to the East Coast Music Awards and Les Prix Eloizes. He was recently honoured with a Canadian Folk Music Award (2015) for his recording Live Acoustic at The Carleton. His album, When We Get There was nominated for a Juno Award and went to the International Space Station aboard Shuttle Endeavour with Canadian astronaut, Julie Payette.

Over 30 artists have recorded his songs, including Measha Bruggergosman, Ode de L’Acadie, The Rankins, and Jimmy Buffet and his songs have appeared in feature films, television series, and numerous theatrical productions.

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Gallant is an international touring artist who has represented Canada at songwriter events in Nashville, London and Texas, entertained our troops in Kandahar, performed at Canada Day events in Washington and London, and on the world stage at the Winter Olympics.

A limited number of tickets are available. Book now to avoid disappointment.

The Stanfields

Described by some as “the bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers” this band blends a hard rock style with elements of traditional Atlantic Canadian folk music.
The Stanfields are a five-piece rock/roots band based in Halifax NS, Canada. They play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table.

Ron James

The Lunenburg Opera House (LOH) is thrilled to welcome comedian Ron James to its stage for a summer residency in celebration of the 150th birthday of Canada.

The Nova Scotia native is one of Canada’s most loved and sought-after comedians, selling out theatres for over fifteen years. The LOH is delighted to welcome him to its summer programme.

James says, “There’s nothing like performing ‘back home’ in my borning lands of lobster blood. To be playing the stage of such an iconic and beautifully restored venue as the historic Lunenburg Opera House, in the birthplace of the Bluenose, kicks my comedy mojo into a different gear all together!”

Back Home for Summer! will kick off on the 3rd of June with road-honed content unique to the Maritimes, Canada and the wide world over!

“…scarcely time to breathe between fits of helpless laughter” – Chronicle Herald
“…a non-stop high wire act of hilarity” – Edmonton Journal
“…fast, funny and smart” – Montreal Gazette
“…cleverly, hysterically funny” – Toronto Star
“…a man of a million words and million laughs” – Globe and Mail


The Toronto Percussion Quartet, TorQ, will be performing at the LOH on Friday, June 23 at 7:00 pm as part of their residency at LAMP. They will be joined by participants of the TorQ percussion seminar held at LAMP from June 18 to 24.

For more information and tickets please call LAMP at 902 634 8667. Tickets also available at Shop on the Corner and at the LOH one hour before the performance on the 23rd of June. Tickets $40.00, $12.00 for university and NSCC students and NSCAD residents. 20 free tickets for under 18s.

Port Cities

The spellbinding chemistry of Port Cities is built on masterful songwriting, skillfully crafted arrangements, and the powerful electricity between the three voices at its helm. The band surfaced as a result of genuine connection and a profound shared belief in the music they make together; it’s soulful and vibrant — commanding, organic pop melodies buoyed by stunning three-part harmonies. Coupled with their engaging camaraderie onstage and off, Port Cities have become a not-to-be-missed live experience.

The trio—Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon, and Dylan Guthro—began writing together in 2011 amidst the breathtaking edge-of-the-world landscapes of Cape Breton Island. They formed a strong musical connection as each of them were releasing award-winning albums and touring solo careers, but soon their creative success started to demand more ongoing collaboration.

Each of the three songwriters brings distinct strengths to Port Cities, creating heart-wrenching songs reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Crosby Stills & Nash. The quality of their music should come as no shock: between them, they’ve recorded six solo albums and have collaborated with the likes of JUNO award-winning duo Classified and David Myles, Hawksley Workman (Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder), Howie Beck (Feist, Hayden), and acclaimed singer-songwriter/Broken Social Scene alum Jason Collett.